Mauritian in Canada


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Mauritius Island, a land area of about 15-by-20 miles long and wide, lies 560 miles east of Madagascar, off east Africa. The island is home for a mixed group including indentured workers, Chinese traders, European settlers and those who descended from slaves. The language they speak is called Morisyan or Mauritian Creole.
Through the years many have settled in other countries to earn a living. Among these are Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Belgium and South Africa. Those in Canada usually live either in Toronto or Montreal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Canada is a good location for Mauritius given the combined English and French influence in both countries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mauritians in Canada can be Hindu, Muslim or Christian. A little over half are Christian in Canada.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mauritians need to see the glory of the Lord so they can understand that he is far above all others.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to woo Mauritians into a vibrant, unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for Christ followers among the Mauritians to disciple others who will disciple others.
Pray for the Lord’s powerful transformation of Mauritian families as a testimony to others of his goodness and love.


Scripture Prayers for the Mauritian in Canada.


References

https://2futures.com/mauritian-diaspora-in-canada-a-valued-resource-grows/#:~:text=There%20are%20about%2016%2C000%20migrants,are%20Commonwealth%20and%20Francophonie%20countries.
https://keep.lib.asu.edu/items/161307
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritians
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19438192.2023.2222538
http://diaspora.mu/
https://publications.iom.int/books/pilot-mapping-and-profiling-mauritian-diaspora-australia-canada-and-united-kingdom-full-report


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mauritian
People Name in Country Mauritian
Alternate Names Ilois; Islander; Islander Morisyen; Morisyen; क्रियोल्स, मौरीतियाँ
Population this Country 2,800
Population all Countries 1,104,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12213
ROP3 Code 103998
ROP25 Code 305283
ROP25 Name Mauritian Creole
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Primary Language Morisyen (2,800 speakers)
Language Code mfe   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Morisyen (2,800 speakers)
Language Code mfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Morisyen
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